Moving cup final away from Wembley would be a disaster, says Stefan Ratchford

The Warrington fullback insists the powers that be need to forget all talk of moving the Challenge Cup final away from Wembley. Talk has been rife about the future of the sport’s showpiece event since it emerged last year that the RFL had considered alternative venues for the cup final. With a lower crowd than usual expected this weekend, due…

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Warrington to contest Sitaleki Akauola ban at Red Hall tonight

Warrington coach Steve Price has confirmed the club will appeal the ban handed out to prop Sitaleki Akauola which has ruled him out of Saturday’s Challenge Cup final against Catalans. The prop was banned following an incident during Friday night’s defeat to Castleford Tigers, meaning Akauola will be unavailable for Warrington as they go in pursuit of the sport’s famous…

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Wolves hammer weakened Catalans

Warrington Wolves were far too strong  for their Challenge Cup Final opponents Catalans Dragons, defeating their weakened opponents 56-6 with a hat-trick of tries from winger Tom Lineham. With an eye on Wembley, Catalans coach Steve McNamara rested a host of players from the team that beat St Helens in the Cup semi-finals, including Sam Moa, Louis Anderson, Julian Bousquet,…

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David Fifita is going nowhere, insists Chris Chester amidst Warrington speculation

Chris Chester has laughed off speculation that star forward David Fifita is set for a switch to Super League rivals Warrington. Rumours had suggested that the Wolves had made a play for Fifita’s services, something Chester was quick to deny at his weekly press conference on Thursday afternoon. He insists they have had no contact from Warrington or any other…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Castleford v Huddersfield (7:45pm, Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Sky Sports) Castleford make three changes to their squad – with a potential debut for youngster Lewis Peachey on the horizon. Jamie Ellis, Nathan Massey and Peachey are in – while Joe Wardle, Gadwin Springer and Tuoyo Egodo are the ones who miss out. Meanwhile, Simon Woolford makes one change to his Huddersfield squad;…

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Wolves and Dragons draw at Halliwell Jones Stadium

Warrington Wolves and Catalans Dragons fought out a 22-22 draw tonight at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, a result that sees the Dragons move ahead into sixth place in the table, level on points with Wakefield Trinity and four points ahead of Leeds Rhinos in ninth place. Bernard Jullien scored the first try of the game from a scrum move in…

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Wigan snatch late victory over Warrington

Wigan Warriors stand-off Josh Woods landed a field-goal in the final minute of the game to seal a glorious victory for Wigan, who went into tonight’s game at the DW Stadium without their captain Sean O’Loughlin. Tonights was Warrington star Ben Westwood’s 500th career game, and it also saw Josh Charnley return to Wigan for the first time since signing…

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#BenWestwood500 – how the Warrington stalwart reached iconic milestone in numbers

One of Super League’s greatest players brings up an incredible milestone tonight – as Warrington forward Ben Westwood clocks up his 500th career appearance. Westwood is very much a Wolves legend, and the majority of the previous 499 appearances have inevitably come with Steve Price’s side. But there are some other sides Westwood has represented which may surprise you –…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Wigan v Warrington (7:45pm, DW Stadium, Sky Sports) There are two blows for Wigan for their top-four clash with Warrington; Joe Greenwood is out with an ankle injury suffered on debut against Leeds last Thursday, while prop Romain Navarrete is also suspended. Ben Flower does, however, hand Shaun Wane a boost by returning – young prop Sami Kibula is also…

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